Solskjaer boasts Manchester United are third best in the Premier League

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The race for top four has gone down to the last day of the season, and it’s still hard to predict who will make it and who will miss out.

Manchester United are currently third in the league, while Chelsea are fourth, and Leicester City who were third for a long time have since dropped to fifth.

Speaking ahead of the season finale, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has seen his side enjoy an upturn of form since the new year, has now maintained that his side has been third best side in the league for a long time.

“It would be a good boost and a nice boost for the team to finish third,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “I know since October, after that international break, we’ve had the third-most points in the league.

“For a long, long spell now we’ve been the third-best team, we just, in the start of the season, we were too inconsistent. Now we have got more consistency, more fitness levels, we’re more robust.

“And of course we want to be in amongst the elite in Europe and play in the Champions League but the old Winston Churchill quote is, ‘success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal – then what you need is the courage to continue’.

“That’s what we’re going to do with this team, we continue. We carry on developing the team, improving and knowing that this is not the end of the journey for the team, this is just one other stepping stone in our development.”

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